24th September 12:19 PM
Wallabies snap losing streak in 23-18 win over South Africa
By Lena Reece
Sunday 09/09/2018
Saturday night saw the first victory for Pete Samu of the Wallabies, since his team won the opening Test of their June series against Ireland[Photo:Stuff.co.nz]

The Wallabies have snapped a four‑match losing streak and relieved pressure on coach Michael Cheika with a 23‑18 win over the Springboks.

It wasn't pretty, but Australia overcame the disruption of losing Israel Folau and Adam Coleman to grind out an important result and revive their Rugby Championship campaign.

It's the first victory for the Wallabies since the opening Test of their June series against Ireland, although critics of Cheika and his methods will not have been convinced by their performance.

In another Rugby Championship match, the All Blacks defeated Argentina 46‑24 in Nelson last night.

New Zealand are now leading the Rugby Championship points table with 15 points, in second place is South Africa with 6 points, Argentina are in third place with 4 points while Australia is fourth also with 4 points.


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